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Alcock: Added Incentive

22 April 2016

Defender relishing the chance to help save Rovers.

Craig Alcock said that if Doncaster Rovers escaped relegation from Sky Bet League One this season it would represent a “massive achievement” for everyone connected to the club.

The diminutive defender has been in sparkling form of late for Rovers and said that there’s more on the line with only 270 minutes of the campaign remaining.

“There’s pressure every day, from yourself to perform, no matter where you are in the season but there’s now the added incentive of having to win all three games,” he said.

“During the course of the season you are where you are for a reason but the fact of the matter is we’ve got a chance to put that right and go in to the summer in good spirits.

“At a club like this, which I’ve loved since I’ve come here, its family orientated, everyone is friendly and you want to do it as much for yourself and them (the staff) as well so it’s important that you bear that weight of expectation to a certain degree.”

Alcock who admitted that the season had been somewhat tumultuous said that keeping an eye on other scorelines that could influence Rovers’ situation was a futile exercise.

“All we can focus on is the ninety minutes on the football pitch and we know that if all of those who are involved in the matchday squad do their jobs then we can win.

“If we do get these three wins and look back at it as a massive achievement. I know it’s not been a great season but you can come back next year and go again.

“Results at the weekend are irrelevant because we have to make sure that we win our games, whatever the other teams do isn’t necessarily a concern to us.

“I’ve experienced promotion and relegation so have been through both sides of it but this will be a massive achievement if we stay up and a challenge we are thoroughly looking forward to.”

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